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Universal-International Newsreel[Soldier With Big Feet] (ca. 1950s)

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Soldier at Presidio of San Francisco wears size 16 AAA shoes; the army has none in stock in his size. Newsreel story.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Universal-International Newsreel
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Newsreels; Military: U.S. Army; San Francisco: Presidio of San Francisco

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Average Rating: 2.60 out of 5 stars2.60 out of 5 stars2.60 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: dedsetmad - - December 14, 2008
Subject: Soldier w Big feet
Useless junk on account of it not being complete. Was afraid to blink n case I missed anyfing.

Reviewer: Caput Draconis - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - August 24, 2008
Subject: Big Feet Covered?
Pity the film ran short, it would have been interesting to know if they managed to kit him out?

Reviewer: Framan - 1.00 out of 5 stars - June 18, 2008
Subject: Great story cut short
This is only a portion of the original news reel. I would have given it five stars if the whole reel was included.

Reviewer: anemi - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 13, 2007
Subject: Test Patient Found!
We do not know the exact date of this drama, but we do know that between 1953 and 1957, patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston were injected with uranium as part of the Manhattan Project at the direction of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). To my knowledge, the effects of the "study" and whereabouts of its "volunteers" has never been disclosed - until now! As such, I must activate the highest level tickable radio button available herein, that is, five stars, and many kudos!
~ anemi easy

Reviewer: ThinkingAmerican - - May 21, 2007
Subject: Huh?
The film claims to be 1:06 long but it only runs for 22 secs and then stops short.

I'd like to rate this (it's funny), but I can't without knowing how it turns out. Oh the suspense!!

Can the poster please upload this again?

Reviewer: Spuzz - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - December 31, 2005
Subject: You know what they say about guys with big feet..
What do they say? We don't find out, as this story ends way before we find out. We DO find out the soldier has size 16 (!!) feet, and has to wear sandals? What does happen? Oh the suspense!

Reviewer: leecherzs - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - June 1, 2004
Subject: Newsreel story
Newsreel story from San Fransisco CA army base the Presidio.
About private John Anno of NJ whose shoe size is 16 AAA.
The largest size the Army stocks is 15.
He is wearing sandals until new shoes can be acquired.
An announcer says he must get shoes in order to maintain army discipline.
We see his feet being measured with a tape by some sort of doctor.
Film seems to end abruptly before completion of story.


Soldier in sandals at Presidio of San Francisco, wears Size 16 AAA shoes Ð Army has none in stock
Private John Anno of New Jersey
Six soldiers marching on parade ground
Pan down to shot big feet
Doctor measuring his feet, up on desk, with tape measure